Friday, August 31, 2012

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 139: Kneesles

Full disclosure: The title of this episode comes from a very old, very bad joke. I just wanted to get that out of the way up front.

This show is a weird blend of brand new material and older cuts I felt like revisiting. The most obvious example of the latter is the YTCracker track, which I sort of have to include because of the relevant Sheriff Blubs sample.

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
It's a song about me. And you can't take that away.

Track 1: Supercommuter – "I Like It! (ft. MC Frontalot, Beefy) [DMG remix]"
"I like it cybernetic, I like it engineered / I like it at the party when everybody's weird."

Z's first interlude: "This little slice of plagiarism."
I dunno, I mean I did cite Beefy.

Track 2: Kirby Krackle – "Booty Do Math (feat. Adam WarRock) [Live]"
Such an amazing performance of this joint!

Track 3: Sean NH – "Betiking Poputok (Rarity vs. Ke$ha)"
Feels like I've been neglecting the brony listeners lately, so here's a mash-up.

Track 4: MC Lars – "Annabel Lee R.I.P"
Extra points for Tegan and Sara.

Track 5: Flip-Flop – "Sanctuary"
This Micro Techno collection is pretty damn tight. You should check it out.

Track 6: Shinobi Ninja – "Ill Ish"
That sample is from Don't Be a Menace, right?

Z's 2nd interlude: "A delightful combination of space travel, illicit drug use and Gravity Falls dialog."
That about covers it.

Track 7: Lenich – "Opening Theme (8 bit)" / Gravity Falls dialog
This cover made the rounds a week or two ago, but on the off chance you missed it here it is.

Track 8: YTCracker – "Take a Knee" / Gravity Falls dialog
As heard on episode 102.

Track 9: Spamtec and Hairetsu – "Isaac Kneeton"
Isaac Kneeton is my new go-to username.

Track 10: Kool Keith – "Livin' Astro"
I thought I'd played this one on the show before too. Turns out not so much.

Track 11: Andrew Allen – "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Much respect to the SalesGeek for pointing me toward this album! Somehow I missed the original project pitch.

Z's final interlude: "That periodical of our collective childhood."
Okay, that's kind of a lie. I didn't actually subscribe to NP until I was in my 30s.

Track 12: Mega Ran – "Nintendo Power"
A nice new freebie from Random. I'm sad to see the mag go, but such is the way of the world.

I reckon as this episode posts most of y'all are either en route to or maybe even already at PAX or Dragon Con. Whichever you're attending, please wander around the show floor listening to this podcast – even if it's just for a minute.

That way it'll sort of be like I'm there too!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Are You Avoiding Me?

It's cold and rainy and I feel weird and I just ate some sort of frozen mesquite chicken thing that I think may have already gone off. So yeah, y'know, mid-week blues.

Thankfully there's a new music video from my faovirite geek rockers Kirby Krackle. It's a slice of pixelated perfection by Betsy Lee; a handsome visual accompaniment to their video game love song "In Another Castle."

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hack All the Booze, Drink All the Things

Getting to have an impromptu Next Level listening party with int eighty, my best friend Josh and, well, as many people as we could crowd around the truck after 2009's Southeast Linux Fest was, hands down, one of my favorite social music experiences. Outside of live shows, I sometimes think we forget how powerful the act of shared listening can be, and that makes the following announcement all the more exciting.

Tonight at 9:00 PM PST, Dual Core will be hosting a livestreamed reveal of their latest, All the Things, which will be released Tuesday. Head over to their official site to get in on the action, and be sure to fire up that long-neglected G+ account to chat live with the guys and your fellow fans via Google Hangout.

It's an internet party with the reigning kings of hacker hip-hop, and you're all invited!